With the advent of e-commerce, online shopping has overtaken retail stores. Everyday shopping has led to a massive increase in the amount of shipping traffic that occurs each day. While the massive demand in shipping has been a benefit to consumers and online stores, motorists and pedestrians are at an even greater risk of getting into an accident by delivery truck drivers rushing to meet heightened quotas. Drivers are more prone to speed, drive while exhausted, or take other actions that violate basic traffic safety laws and endanger those around them.
Motor vehicle collisions involving delivery truck drivers can be complex due to the nature of the accident being in the course of work. Large employers with massive litigation budgets can employ aggressive intimidation tactics to try to settle for as little as possible. Our team of committed and experienced Dallas delivery truck accident lawyers won’t cave in to the demands of large firms when we know that the law is on our side. You deserve to be compensated in a just manner. Call Mathias Raphael PLLC Accident & Injury Lawyers today for your free evaluation.
What are Common Types of Delivery Truck Accidents?
With online ordering happening at the click of the button in the comfort of their homes, consumers may be oblivious to the amount of delivery truck accidents that occur every year. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1.2 million people are employed as delivery truck drivers. Truck accidents make up around 7% of total accidents yet are twice the percentage of fatal crashes. Common types of delivery truck accidents include:
Drivers who have been working long hours are exhausted.
Increased competition in the online shopping space has led to a boom in retail delivery. The pressure for competing business creates a tight margin that delivery drivers must try to hit in order to meet their quota. Every delivery service has been affected but these companies are hesitant to make these numbers visible. Here are some facts for each service with information that is publicly available:
According to an annual report to congress, the United States Postal Services (USPS) has reported to have had over 26,000 delivery truck accidents.
Amazon delivery drivers are expected to deliver the packages in 2 minutes within the expected delivery time within the span of an 8-hour shift.
In a two-year period, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recorded more than 2,400 FedEx accidents, including approximately 800 deaths.
Over 2,600 incidents involving UPS drivers have been reported, 950 of which resulted in injuries and 61 deaths.
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While the increase in online shopping may have made our lives more convenient, delivery truck drivers and their employers need to be held accountable for the basic traffic laws. The safety of pedestrians and motorists should be compromised just for the sake of business.